Today, Mr. Speaker, I rise to make my contribution to the debate on the state of the country’s transport sector, covering land, sea and air as well as the infrastructure environment which supports the sector. I will also offer my comments on the condition of our roads, bridges and other infrastructure and how the mismanagement of major projects has caused hardship in the lives of residents all over the Jamaica, but particularly in the Corporate Area.

This presentation, Mr. Speaker, will focus on the current state of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), the non-existent transport policy, the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) and the portfolio of Works.


However, before I begin, I would like to thank the people of North West Manchester, my constituency executive and management team for their continuing support and confidence bestowed on me as their Member of Parliament.

Mr. Speaker, they are the reason why I am here, and I will continue to do everything possible to make them proud of my representation in this honourable house.

I would also like to express my appreciation to my parliamentary colleagues for their continued words of support and guidance; and to the Leader of the Opposition for his counsel, inspiration and leadership.

Last but by no means least is my rock and partner and wife of only a month, Shelley and my two touring partners, my two beautiful daughters Isabel and Gabriella.

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